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Chrome’s new Google Drive extension blurs the cloud

Chrome’s new Google Drive extension blurs the cloud

Google continues to hammer away at the divide between what lives in the browser and what's on your computer, releasing a new extension for Chrome that allows files stored in Google Drive to be opened up directly into the relevant app. The plugin effectively further blurs the lines between the cloud and local apps, bypassing the need to first download a copy to your PC or Mac and also making it more likely that you'll have the latest version stored on Drive too.

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Chrome updates for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus displays

Chrome updates for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus displays

Google has updated Chrome for iOS to suit the higher-resolution display of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, meaning no more enlarged fonts and outsized graphics. The new version of the browser comes a day after Google released a new version of Gmail to suit the Retina HD panels on the larger handsets, fitting more information on-screen at any one time. However, the new Chrome version isn't just about a resolution change, with new Drive integration also added.

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Google Drive for Education offers unlimited storage

Google Drive for Education offers unlimited storage

As a place to store digital books and notes, Google is calling Drive as a backpack for the 21st century. Now it is making that backpack infinitely large as it announces Drive for Education, which gives students and educators an unlimited amount of cloud storage, along with the usual advertised benefits of Google's cloud solution.

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iCloud pricing confirmed — here’s how it stacks up

iCloud pricing confirmed — here’s how it stacks up

When Apple mentioned iCloud Drive at WWDC this year, some details were left out, namely pricing. Now, Apple has confirmed the pricing for each tier of their cloud storage service, giving us a view of just how it will match-up to other offerings you may have or be interested in.

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Google brings Slides to iPad, adds Office functionality

Google brings Slides to iPad, adds Office functionality

The iPad is great for productivity, that much is certain. Apple CEO Tim Cook says he gets about 80% of his work done on an iPad, and now you might be able to as well. Google has rounded out their suite of productivity apps for iPad, bringing Slides to the tablet. There is also some new functionality for those who may be using the Docs or Sheets apps as well.

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Google Docs, Sheets, Slides changes officially here

Google Docs, Sheets, Slides changes officially here

At Google I/O, some important changes were announced for Docs, Sheets, and Slides. Android and Chrome chief Sundar Pichai announced the Drive-centric utilities would soon be able to work with any file type. Both viewing and editing were coming to Drive, and now they’re officially here.

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New Google Drive rolling out to users

New Google Drive rolling out to users

Google Drive is being updated today, bringing in an updated UI and usability tweaks. The update is rolling out slowly, but the differences are notable. Simpler and more effective, Drive is starting to look more like a desktop solution than a web-solution-gone-laptop.

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Quickoffice alternatives as Google pulls the plug

Quickoffice alternatives as Google pulls the plug

As it turns out, Google’s stopping of updates to Quickoffice for the future for iOS and Android isn’t the worst news in the world. When we first heard that Quickoffice would be chopped out of Google’s suite of apps for devices on the regular, it seemed like a time for change. Instead, Google has already snuck the abilities of the Quickoffice collection in to another app you should already have downloaded: Drive.

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OneDrive matches Google with 15GB of free cloud storage

OneDrive matches Google with 15GB of free cloud storage

There’s a cloud storage war going on right now, and no-one is safe from the free space offered up by two of the industry’s biggest competitors: Google and Microsoft. With Microsoft’s latest update, they’re pushing 15GB of free space on users, up from 7GB offered up until this week. Google Drive offers users 15GB of free cloud storage as well.

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Google Drive is down, it’s not just you

Google Drive is down, it’s not just you

Don’t panic, keep your shoes on - Google Drive is down. This is a real-deal downtime confirmed by Google and it appears to have begun taking hold within the last couple of hours. Some time between 8:30 AM and 10:20 AM Central Time, Google Drive began its June 4th Service Disruption.

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Gmail for Android update brings save-to-Drive option

Gmail for Android update brings save-to-Drive option

Google is in the process of updating Gmail for Android, tossing some new functionality into the mix that further expands its usefulness for mobile users. Most notable among the new features is the ability to save email attachments directly to Drive, side-stepping the process of saving to the device and then uploading to Drive.

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Google makes Docs, Sheets apps available for iOS, Android

Google makes Docs, Sheets apps available for iOS, Android

As many have been doing lately, individual apps that serve a focussed purpose are being split from inclusive services. By splitting services from an OS, a company responsible for them like HTC can update them quicker, making ofr a more nimble and responsive offering. Google has done something very similar today, splitting Sheets and Docs from Drive for mobile devices.

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